Hales Chapel Family,
The Annual Belarussian Day held last Saturday was a great success as over $23,000 was raised! Thanks to all of those who provided baked goods, donated items for the auction, purchased items, ate food at the event, or made financial donations. We are looking forward to having the Belarussian children with us this summer.
Jay Smoot will be speaking during the morning service on April 17th. At the conclusion of the service we will collect a Love Offering to assist the Smoot family. Come ready to be challenged by the message and ready to give to support them financially.
The Community Revival starts this Sunday, April 17th and continues through Wednesday, April 20th. Services begin each night at 7:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Dr. Jim Shaddix will be faithfully and clearly preaching God’s Word each night. We are blessed to have him for this revival. I will be doing the welcome and introduction of the speaker on Sunday. Keith and Joelle will be briefly sharing during the Sunday service. Music rotation will be Corinth on Sunday, HCBC on Monday, Shepherd’s Way on Tuesday, and Antioch on Wednesday. A love offering will be taken up each night for Dr. Shaddix. I want to encourage you to attend each service. I want each us to be praying for Jim, for those leading the music, and for all of those in attendance that we will experience a true revival.
Wednesday Bible Study: This Wednesday we start a study of What Every Christian Ought to Know by Adrian Rogers. There are actually multiple versions of the book. The latest edition (2012) is What Every Christian Ought to Know: Solid Grounding for a Growing Faith by Adrian Rogers and Steve Rogers. Amazon.com has the hardback available for $21.34 (including tax). They are currently out of the paperback but other sellers have new and used copies available on Amazon.com at varying prices depending upon condition and shipping with total price ranging from $7 to $15. The 2005 edition What Every Christian Ought to Know: Essential Truths for Growing Your Faith is available at Amazon.com at varying prices. The 2008 edition is organized as a devotional book based upon the 2005 edition. Any of the editions will be fine to use but Pastor Al will be using the 2012. If you want Pastor Al to order for you, please, let him know.
Devotional Thought: Judges 6:7-8 When the Israelites cried out to Him because of Midian, 8 the Lord sent a prophet to them. He said to them, “This is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I brought you out of Egypt and out of the place of slavery. Once again the people of Israel turned away from God and they were punished. Once again they call out to Him. Once again God responds. God wants us to follow Him. God wants to restore us when we go away from Him. When will we call out to Him? Our community revival starts Sunday evening and goes through Wednesday. Father, may the churches of our community call out to You, may the members of Hales Chapel Baptist Church call out to You, and may I call out to You.
Ø Jay Smoot speaking April 17th in the morning service. Love Offering to be collected.
Ø Community-Wide Revival will be April 17-20, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Antioch Baptist Church. Our guest preacher will be Dr. Jim Shaddix, Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Shaddix is an excellent proclaimer of the Word and is a highly sought after preacher for conventions, conferences, revivals, and supply preaching.
Ø Vacation Bible School: June 27 to July 1, 2016